The Naked Citadel By Cathy Davidson

1554 WordsOct 10, 20167 Pages
Identity is formed by the influence of various physical and psychological experiences that occurs throughout an individual’s life and reforms their identity. One’s identity is not made through a single event alone but through a series of events that changes it. Moreover, some events are more influential and powerful in the shaping of one 's identity. Identity, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “The qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others”. In "Project Classroom Makeover", by Cathy Davidson, the author highlights how students ' developed their identities through various cognitive thinking skills and the freedom to be creative. In "The Naked Citadel", by Susan Faludi, identities are shaped through traditions, rules, and obedience. However, it is not to say that character cannot be formed by both the use of intellectual abilities and long standing practices. The creation and reforming of our identity changes throughout an individual 's life because of the impact of creative thinking, traditions, and relationships. One essential component that begins to shape identity is critical thinking because of the way that it assists in creating an individual 's personality. The way we think is what separates us from each other, for if all people had similar or the same thoughts, what diversity is there? The students of Duke University had their own individual thoughts about how the iPod could be used, which resulted in new
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